• Quality Homecare is Under Attack

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    Do you or somebody you know rely on home medical equipment to live a normal life?

    We have an urgent message for you.

    The elderly and disabled are about to fight an unfair battle that will deny their freedom to choose a local provider. Washington bureaucrats are issuing a limited number of government contracts for medical equipment to just a few companies throughout the U.S., based on the lowest bid.

    What does that mean for people who rely on home medical equipment?

    • The equipment they receive is cheap, because the providers can't afford better.
    • Providers may not have specialized products to address their needs.
    • Trying new technologies will be too expensive, because providers' margins have been slashed.
    • Waiting lists will be long, as providers serve thousands more clients.

    Most people can't afford to wait. If Angie's chair isn't fixed on a Friday, she spends the entire weekend in bed. If Larry's oxygen equipment malfunctions, he must check into the hospital until providers arrive.

    Some politicians who know nothing about life with a disability think this is the place to save money, (pause) but they are wrong. Please act now to convince politicians that cutting services to the elderly and disabled is NOT a solution to their budget problems. Please

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  • Patients and Caretakers Speak Out Play all

    A home health care nurse from Denton, Texas speaks out about the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and how it inhibits her from providing care for her patients.

    Iowans with disabilities talk about the importance of their local providers in a message to Senator Tom Harkin.

    Tim Ascherl, a medical equipment provider and wheelchair user, explains the negative impact of losing local providers through competitive bidding.
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